Homefront Is “Not A 71″ Because You Can’t “Apply Math to Art,” says Bilson

VG247: "Blison said that review scores also matter less to him now than “a month ago,” because he has realized that “when you make a mass-market game it’s more like the film business.” This, he said means that the idea of the game and its concept will “resonate with a large group or it won’t.”

“If [Homefront was] universally panned, I would say ‘Yeah I guess it didn’t work’,” he said. “I think the idea of 50 reviews that are so radically spread says that we made a game that has a point of view and that you might even argue is controversial. When we set out, and I was sitting with Kaos in New York, I was saying ‘Guys, if we’re going to make a modern shooter of any kind, we have to compete with the best of the world.’ I remember in those meetings, the summary was: ‘We don’t expect to beat those guys; our mission is to be in the conversation.’

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Warprincess1162750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

Well the last time i check, the graphics in "Homefront" is horrible so i don't think you can call that art. This game was a rushed messed so i personally think it average score should be lower.

Ducky2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

Art doesn't have to be visual.

OneSneakyMofo2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

So FatOldMan you're saying the music is good then?

Because outside of hearing, all art is visual.

Edit: Also, "Apply Math to Art?"

WIth the above statement, it's clear that this man hasn't seen A Beautiful Mind.

Ducky2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

^ You've clearly never had a massage.

Art has no fixed definition. It is simply anything that rouses emotion.

I'm not one to defend Homefront's SP since I thought it was absolute garbage (however the idea behind it holds a lot of potential). The MP portion however is fun...

... and well, fun is an emotion, right? =)

Though the 70~80 ball-park seems like a fitting place for the game.

MidnytRain2750d ago

I agree FatOldMan. Even dancing or driving could be considered an art. You can watch it, but it's not quite like using imagery like paint, pencils, or computers do.

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DavidMacDougall2750d ago (Edited 2750d ago )

Yeah but the dialogue and story are shit too.

I'll give you that.

DelbertGrady2750d ago

The multiplayer is amazing though.

Therealspy032750d ago

your logic is completely flawed and moronic.

however, i will say that if someone tries to repaint the mona lisa but does it far worse, that can hardly be called art. it's not even copying. it's paraphrasing.

make a unique game, or make a game that improves upon current concepts or tech.

KDubyah2749d ago

There was once this famous artist (his name escapes me) but ..
He once drew a picture of a lady .. with a couple lines, and no detail.

It was worth millions.

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gravemaker2750d ago

of course it not 71, it deserve 50 max

Nitrowolf22750d ago

of course you can apply math to art.
He says he the goal is to aim for 100, doesn't that kind of contradicts what your saying then?
the "71" is an average of all the scores. If the game was averaging in 9 he would not come out and say that, this is just an excuse that he is using.
Now with applying math to art, yeah kind of true, but the rating is meant to be seen as how the reviewers felt about the game. They can take away scores but that isn't gonna stop people from criticizing the game. I say the game deserve what it got, some gave it a 10 and others gave it a 5.

Urmomlol2750d ago

Homefront is art? BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah right.

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